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Freedom Fest dazzles Edwards community, patriots

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2013 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4. Undaunted by the summer heat, more than 3,000 Edwards members came out for this year’s Freedom Fest activities July 4 at Wings and Roberts Fields. Hosted by the 412th Force Support…

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Exchange shoppers can turn old phones into cash

Posted August 16, 2013 by Chris Ward

Military shoppers who have an old cell phone or two lying around gathering dust can now trade them in for credit toward a Smart Phone upgrade at the Exchange Mobile Center. A trade-in can result in instant credit toward the purchase of a new Smart Phone, accessory or even insurance for a new phone. The…

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Base housing residents to pay Corvias automatically with BAH – Take home pay for Airmen will not change

Posted September 13, 2013 by

Edwards AFB base residents will soon see a change on their Leave and Earnings Statement due to housing privatization. However, each Airman’s monthly take-home pay will remain the same. Prior to privatization, base housing residents forfeited their BAH in exchange for living in government-managed housing. To activate the BAH for privatized housing, base residents must…

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Team Edwards gains 17 new ceremonial guardsmen

Posted October 25, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Seventeen Airmen became new ceremonial guardsmen during a graduation ceremony at the Airmen Leadership School Oct. 16.

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DANTES testing now available at Edwards

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DANTES testing is now available through the Edwards National Testing Center. The NTC DANTES funded exams include CLEP, eCBT and internet-based DSST testing. The Edwards NTC is located in the Main Education Center Bldg. 2453 and is managed by Webster University. There are new requirements for CLEP exams. Now, examinees will need to obtain a…

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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service as of April 1

Posted January 17, 2014 by

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs) will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the Continental United States as of April 1. In†Edwards AFB’s†ongoing efforts to provide 412th Medical Group patients…

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Odyssey teams win at regionals, headed to state

Posted March 21, 2014 by Rebecca Amber and Col. Robert Hoff

Edwards Air Force Base schools flexed their academic muscles by winning a regional academic competition and are now on their way to the state Odyssey of the Mind tournament.

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Flight Test Historical Foundation celebrates 50 years of Cold War spy planes

Posted May 2, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

On April 26 the Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted an SR-71 and U-2 50-Year Cold War Commemoration at Blackbird Airpark located at U.S. Air Force Plant 42.

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Cool it! Your Edwards AFB pools are now open

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards Sonic Splash Pool is now open for the summer. It is officially Summer here in the High Desert and your Edwards AFB pools are open for business. Summer swimming pool passes are now available at Outdoor Recreation. Single passes are $20. For a family of four the…

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Exchange celebrates 119 years with 5 percent MILITARY STAR card discount

Posted July 18, 2014 by Julie Mitchell

July 25, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service marks a historic milestone, celebrating 119 years of serving Soldiers, Airmen and their families. July 25, 1895, General Order No. 46 established the exchange on military installations, directing post commanders to set up an exchange at every post. Since then, the Exchange has supported U.S. troops…

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